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Turing Test -- Are You Talking to a Human or a Machine?
Max Maxfield  
7/31/2015   Post a comment
Imagine you are allowed to pose five questions to determine whether you are communicating with a person or a machine; what questions would you ask?
Why Whole Chain Visibility is Important for Keeping Score
Kerwin Everson  
7/29/2015   Post a comment
Whole chain visibility lets distribution centers pull ahead of the pack in terms of team work.
Brainy Robotics: Understanding the Smartest Way to Get to Success
Peter Gasperini  
7/23/2015   Post a comment
In robotics, human-like functioning is more of a dream than a reality. A look at the human consciousness illustrates what a challenge the next level of capabilities really are.
Big Data & Automobiles: Crowdsourcing the Supply Chain
Mitchell Miller  
7/21/2015   Post a comment
Although crowdsourcing has gotten more attention in the conumer space than anywhere else, this powerful tool has the potential to streamline supply chain and logistics efforts.
MakerBot CEO: 3D Printing Going Mainstream
Curtis Franklin Jr  
7/20/2015   Post a comment
Jonathan Jaglom is the new CEO of MakerBot. He comes to the job with strong views of how 3D printing will change the consumer and enterprise markets.
Gesture-Controlled Spiderbots Understand...
Amy Norcross  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
Not-so-itsy-bitsy spiders of the robotic kind helped Intel CEO Brian Krzanich demonstrate improvements in the company’s technology for wearables.
Looking at IoTs Impact on Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/17/2015   Post a comment
IoT has the potential to help many organizations, but the procurement department has to be on board. Manufacturers have a lot to teach these departments about the potential of the new technology.
Unique Challenges For Long-Life Batteries
Bill Schweber  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
The choice of the right long-life battery, even at very low discharge levels, involves much more than the basic current-and-time versus battery-capacity analysis.
OEMs Incentivize Consumers with Innovative Trade-In & Take-Back Programs
Linda Li  
7/15/2015   (2) comments
At long last, OEMs are looking at post-consumer trade-in and take-back programs as a strategic imperitve rather than a big chore.
Biometrics: A Rising Pulse in Technology Hardware
Logical Link  
7/15/2015   Post a comment
Biometrics applications are moving beyond fingerprint collection and face recognition. Innovative new uses pave the way for revenue growth, and the electronics industry could benefit from the windfall.
Battery Startup Gets Ex-Fab Exec
Jessica Lipsky  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Albany battery startup BessTech announced that Doug Grose, former CEO of GlobalFoundries, has joined the company as its chief technology officer. Grose retired from GlobalFoundries and served as CEO for three years
Painting a Portrait of a Supply Chain Leader
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/14/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain leaders think critically about technology use, talent acquisition, and more.
Planet Analog Does NASA Johnson Space Center Flyby
Steve Taranovich  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
At NASA Johnson Space Center, a behind-the-scenes tour glimpses Orion, the new spacecraft destined to carry human beings into a new era of space exploration.
Top 10 Cool Little Gadgets that Got a Kickstarter Push
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Everyone loves an electronic gadget, especially one that solves a real problem in daily life. Take a look at what end users supported with their dollars on the Kickstarter crowdsourcing platform.
Hype Aside, Tesla’s Battery Pack Could Help Supply Chains
Bruce Gain  
7/13/2015   Post a comment
Tesla's expertise in battery technology is gearing up to provide the industry a helpful alternative for uses other than automobiles.
5 Logistics Mobile Apps for Small Biz
Jane Miller  
7/10/2015   Post a comment
You don't have to be big to automate pieces of your logistics process. These five apps offer necessary features for any electronics company with logistical woes.
Small Cloud Providers Serve Supply Chain Management Market
Tam Harbert  
7/9/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain managers have a wealth of choices when it comes to SCM and procurement software.
The New Internet Factory & Electronics’ Leading Role
Mary E. Shacklett  
7/7/2015   Post a comment
As demand for new products and features increases, OEMs are loking for new ways to meet demand. The new Internet factory is being built to meet that demand.
Firework Display as Seen Through the Eyes of a Drone
Max Maxfield  
7/3/2015   Post a comment
Have been thinking about purchasing a drone? If so, watching this video may well push you over the edge.
Tech Industry Needs to Call for Multicultural Leaders
Puga Sankara  
7/2/2015   Post a comment
Today, in the technology space, we seem to be sorely lacking leaders. It's time to start making sure that individual contributors have an understanding of how to move up in the organization.
IoT: to DIY or Not to DIY
Rob Spiegel  
7/1/2015   (1) comment
As companies rush into IoT connectivity, the choice of doing it yourself or using a platform from a service company becomes a major issue.
App Love in Manufacturing
Logical Link  
7/1/2015   Post a comment
Workers in manufacturing are more likely to be allowed to choose and use their apps--a reality that may make them more valuable to the organization.
Augmented Reality Helps Blind See the Light
Jessica Lipsky  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
Three hundred or so visually challenged people are getting assistance in seeing the world around them, thanks to augmented reality goggles developed at the University of Oxford in England. Smart Specs by Va-ST use 3D mapping and depth sensing to provide object and facial recognition assistance.
Climate Change in Electronics: Immediate & Practical Preparations & Solutions
Pamela Gordon  
6/30/2015   Post a comment
It's time for the electronics industry to take a good hard look at climate change. It's good citizenship and good business.
GlobalFoundries’ FD-SOI Revolution
Junko Yoshida  
6/29/2015   Post a comment
Confirming the imminent announcement of the company’s big FD-SOI plan, GlobalFoundries came to Grenoble to discuss its 22nm FD-SOI process scheduled to be qualified by early 2016.
Smart Shirt Adorns IoT Efforts
Rick Merritt  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
A smart T-shirt and a new Internet of Things research program with a low cost air quality sensor were announced by researchers at Imec and the Holst Center.
USB Type-C Could Change the Laptop/Smartphone Supply Chain
Pablo Valerio  
6/25/2015   Post a comment
The new connection standard called USB Type-C could solve the connectivity nightmare most users face when buying a new device. The new standard could disrupt the manufacturing and distributing of USB devices, but that is a good thing.
3 Must-Haves for Ensuring Supply Chain Continuity
Sean Rollings  
6/24/2015   Post a comment
There are many potential sources of disruption to continuity of supply, but these sources only become inordinate disruptions when companies have not integrated the three must-haves into their supply networks: visibility, intelligent response, and network-wide collaboration.
EICC Strengthens Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy
At the Source  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Recent announcements from the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition puts a spot light on human labor rights and bst practices around green house gas emissions.
Direct & Indirect Procurement Are Worlds Apart
Greg Johnsen  
6/23/2015   Post a comment
Using the same approach to direct and indirect procurement is likely a path to disaster.
Escalating Climate Change on the Electronics Industry’s Agenda
Pamela Gordon  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
As much or more than any other industry, the electronics industry needs to start tackling the topic of climate change sooner rather than later.
Luring Gen Z Workers Over the Generation Gap
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/19/2015   Post a comment
Electronics OEMs need to start looking at the horizon and making moves to attract Millenial and Generation Z workers to fill a growing gap in the workforce.
Robots Improve Logistics in the Electronics Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Robotics may be a key technology in meeting the demand in the electronics supply chain for greater logistics efficiency.
Impact Your Business with Supply Chain Analytics
Shane Snyder  
6/16/2015   Post a comment
Supply chain analytics tools are vital for managing both automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) technology and labor force behind them.
Get a Glimpse of the Future of Machine Vision & Robotics
Peter Gasperini  
6/11/2015   Post a comment
Today's machine vision applications are interesting, but the future may hold even more compelling uses.
Seeing the Future of Machine Vision Technology
Peter Gasperini  
6/10/2015   Post a comment
Machine vision promises to extend the capabilities of the Internet of Things in ways that we are only begining to imagine.
Should a Smartwatch Be a Watch?
Junko Yoshida  
6/8/2015   Post a comment
With iPhone, Apple wasn't making a phone. It was creating a new product category whose main purpose was a great Internet connection on a handset.
Supply Chain Makes or Breaks Wearable Success
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
6/2/2015   (2) comments
The wearables marketing is growing at an astonishing rate. OEMs who wnat to cash in on the trend, though, need the right supply chain in order to succeed.
IoT Rises as New Norm for Transportation & Logistics
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/29/2015   Post a comment
Although consumers may be most enamored by the Apple Watch or other technological toys, the really exciting uses will be in the realm of industrial IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) applications.
IoT to Deliver $1.9 Trillion Boost to Supply Chain
Ariella Brown  
5/28/2015   Post a comment
We’ve come a long way in the task of connecting people and systems and we'll go much further with IoT in ways that will positively impact the supply chain.
CES Asia: ‘Zero Distance’ to Supply Chains
Junko Yoshida  
5/27/2015   Post a comment
Conspicuously missing from CES Asia are big name consumer electronics brands -- even local companies like Xiaomi and Lenovo. The show, however, signals the region’s close proximity among product design, manufacturing and supply chains.
IoT & Industry Regulations: New Standard in Global Business
Deborah Grant  
5/27/2015   (2) comments
When emerging technology and compliance issues collide, manuafacturers ahve to work hard to stay ahead of the curve.
Looking at the Who & How of Electronics Component Purchasing
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/22/2015   Post a comment
UBM's Global Distributor Customer Evaluation Study takes a close look at how design, corporate and supply chain professionals are using online sources, from information aggregators and search engines to social media.
Collaborative Robots Are Helping Fuel a Robotics Boom
Rob Spiegel  
5/20/2015   Post a comment
The market for small, flexible robots is growing at a time when robots in general are surging in popularity in plants across the globe.
Recycled 3DP Materials, Recyclers, and Embedded Recycling Codes
Ann R. Thryft  
5/19/2015   Post a comment
Here are new recycled materials, new recycling machines, and other news about recycling 3D printed materials we've put together in one place.
IoT World: Separating Smart & Dumb Things
Thomas Claburn  
5/18/2015   (1) comment
At Internet of Things World, companies are trying to figure out what objects should get networked.
Med-Tech Offers Healthy Opportunities for OEMs
Logical Link  
5/14/2015   Post a comment
Medical technology is not only changing lives from a health perspective. It may be offering renewed longevity for OEMs looking for new opportunities.
Supply Chain Cost Reductions Fail to Fuel Mid-Market Growth
Hailey Lynne McKeefry  
5/13/2015   Post a comment
A focus on increasing the strategic worth of the supply chain, not cost reductions, is the key strategy for mid-market manufacturers hoping to grow.
New 3D Printing File Format Released
Ann R. Thryft  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Microsoft, HP, Dassault, and other industry heavyweights in 3D printing have launched a new 3DP file format, 3MF. The consortium says the spec will more fully describe a 3D model and will be interoperable with multiple applications, platforms, services, and printers.
Create a Customer First Supply Chain for True Transformation
Susan Fourtané  
5/11/2015   Post a comment
Learn how to embrace change to become a customer-centric value chain following expert advice from Oracle's Matthew Banks.
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